Saturday, September 27, 2008
The PhotoHunt theme this week is "View".
I work in a tall, glass-fronted building in downtown Miami, and several times a year, generally during what is obviously migration seasons, we unfortunately get a few "bird strikes". Occasionally, they're fatal, but most of the time, at least to my personal knowledge, with a few minutes of quiet time, the little guys just shake it off and continue on their way.
One of my co-workers usually has the "luck" of being around when it happens - we don't know why her - and when it does, she picks it up and brings it to me - "The Birdlady" - for identification and to make sure it will be okay. Occasionally, I'll take it home with me for release in my yard if I think that's appropriate, but mostly, like this time, once the bird becomes alert and shows no sign of injury (aside from general confusion as to what the hell happened!), I'll take it outside to the south side of the building (where there's less glass), and release it - hopefully a few hundred feet closer to its original goal! :-)
This is a Blackburnian Warbler -- and whether it's the View of the sky and trees reflected in the glass of my office building, or its View of my desk, (I know, it's a stretch!), it had a rather surreal View that morning!
Sorry for the quality - I took these with my iPhone, rather too close, I'm afraid... but I didn't want to miss any details...
Posted by RJ Flamingo at 8:21 AM